[ brag-uh-doh-shee-oh ]
/ ˌbræg əˈdoʊ ʃiˌoʊ /
noun, plural brag·ga·do·ci·os.
empty boasting; bragging.
a boasting person; braggart.
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Origin of braggadocio
After Braggadocchio, boastful character in Spenser's Faerie Queene (1590), apparently a pseudo-Italian coinage based on brag
OTHER WORDS FROM braggadociobrag·ga·do·ci·an, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for braggadocio
He had set them down as a set of landlubbers and braggadocios, and was disposed to treat them accordingly.Astoria|Washington Irving
British Dictionary definitions for braggadocio
/ (ˌbræɡəˈdəʊtʃɪˌəʊ) /
noun plural -os
vain empty boasting
a person who boasts; braggart
Word Origin for braggadocio
C16: from Braggadocchio, name of a boastful character in Spenser's Faerie Queene; probably from braggart + Italian -occhio (augmentative suffix)
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